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Recap of Empower Moms Session 3

Updated: Jul 9



Hey Hey!


Welcome and welcome back to our community! This past Sunday, we had our last virtual session of Empower Moms Session Three. This entry summarizes what happened during session three and what's to come, so let's get into it.


To the mothers who joined in on Sunday, you showed up and showed out! Thank you for being your most transparent, honest, and 100% of you last night! Thank you to all the mothers who participated and set aside time to learn and discuss.


Last night's session, Session 3: Session 3: Daily Scheduling, Time Management, Role Transition, began with an introduction and warm-up to get the women to affirm themselves and reflect on what they've learned through motherhood.


Daily Scheduling and Time Management

An essential part of our discussion was the importance of daily scheduling and time management. We briefly discussed managing schedules and time management around babies and children and the importance of making time for oneself, even while caring for a child. I emailed a worksheet and daily planner pdf to the mothers participating and encouraged mothers to use them if they were struggling with time management and day-to-day scheduling.


 We transitioned into learning about role transitioning into motherhood. The presentation focused on the significant distinction between change and transition. It is relevant to understand that while change refers to the external events that happen to us, transition is the internal process we go through in response to these changes.


We discussed the three phases of transition as mothers navigate their new roles:

  1. Ending, Losing, and Letting Go: Accepting the end of the pre-motherhood phase and realizing the previous you, as an individual, may not remain the same.

  2. The Neutral Zone: Experiencing uncertainty and exploring new ways of being as oneself and a mother.

  3. The New Beginning: Embracing and establishing a new identity as a mother.


Life Transitions

We discussed how life transitions can be planned or unexpected, each bringing emotions and requiring different coping strategies. Some examples from last night's session were:

  1. Planned or unexpected

  2. Bring about emotion

  3. Learning to manage emotions

  4. Emotional Regulation

  5. Require coping strategies

  6. paying attention to thoughts and emotions

  7. reframe thoughts

  8. Healthy support from family, friends, or professionals


Activity: Balancing Role Transition

During the session, mothers engaged in an activity where they discussed their experiences and strategies for balancing and adapting to their new/existing roles as mothers. This activity provided valuable insights and fostered a supportive community where mothers shared and learned from each other.




End of Virtual Sessions

We ended last night with a bang as our last virtual session. However, we have one more on-site session at the W.O.M.B. Center. Would you want to know more about it? Click here to register. Here is some info about the Empower Moms Program:


Program Overview

The Empower Moms Program offers comprehensive support and guidance to perinatal and postpartum women. Our structured sessions address the multifaceted challenges associated with maternal mental health disorders and the transition to motherhood.


Key Features:

  • Workshops & Seminars: Learn about managing postpartum depression, stress reduction techniques, and mental health resources.

  • One-on-One Support: Access certified doulas and occupational therapists for personalized guidance.

  • Community Building: Connect with other new mothers through support groups and peer-to-peer coaching.


Free On-site Event

  • Session 4: Holistic Approaches to Maternal Mental Health

  • A.K.A. Mommy Time Event


Times & Dates

On-Site

Session 4: Holistic Approaches to Maternal Mental Health (Mommy Time Event)

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Date:7/14/2024

  • Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

  • Location: 8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138



For any questions or additional information, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Community Coordinator at:


We look forward to seeing you!

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